Doctors and patients complain that prior authorization and other insurance requirements slow access to needed medication. States are doing something about it.
Experts debate raising money from repatriation of offshore profits, tout importance of municipal bonds.
A new study explains why economic distress has led to mortality-rate spike for white, middle-age Americans without a college degree.
Also in our State and Local Weekend Digest: Drone crashes into Buffalo City Hall; Iowa’s awful repeat drunk-driving record; and county supervisor in Virginia attacked by deer.
“To have a president who will in the next few days, or weeks, announce he intends to roll back our efforts to fight climate change is unacceptable,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said this weekend.
Philadelphia has 21 tax incentives and exemptions, and those programs resulted in an average of at least $215 million in forgone city tax revenue in recent years.
“We want to make it easier for governments to get people to comply with regulations that didn’t use to seem important enough to follow,” CityGrows’ CEO said.
Some preliminary observations and trends already have surfaced in the year since the project’s launch.
State and local 911 call centers increasingly are besieged by pranksters and buggy software. Next-generation technology may provide relief, but few states or localities can afford it without help.
President Trump “wants to make sure FEMA is responsive ... and make sure that we’re there for you.”
“I think if we waited for Washington to sort themselves out, we wouldn’t vote for anything,” one Kansas state senator told Route Fifty.